Music Teacher's Assistant

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Piano Apps for iPad

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SightReadPlus™

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SightReadMinor™



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HanonPlus™

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Piano Workout™


SightReadPlus for Piano

Beginning Level: Major Five Finger Patterns.
Use with your REAL PIANO or keyboard! Earn gold stars and points for everything you practice!
SightReadPlus will listen to you play, evaluate your note and timing accuracy, and offer help where needed. An optional MIDI input allows for silent practice. This is THE most comprehensive beginning sight reading volume ever created:

  • Offers 4800 short exercises in all major keys
  • Equal number of left and right hand exercises
  • An inexhaustible resource for beginning piano students
  • Perfect sight reading solution for teachers

There are no in-app purchase offerings or requirements! Everything is included in the purchase price.

SightReadPlus is carefully sequenced, advancing from step-wise movement and basic timing patterns to more advanced intervallic reading and dotted note values.

Patterns include:

  • Note and rest values: eighth, quarter, dotted quarter, half, dotted half and whole
  • Meters: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8
  • Clap along with Kodaly rhythm syllables for timing practice.

SightReadPlus tracks progress for multiple users – perfect for a student's daily home practice and for the teacher's studio!

SightReadPlus is easy to use, but there are lots of possible ways to progress through the exercises. We offer suggested practice plans here to help the self learner. Your teacher will guide you in a good sequence of exercises that support other aspets of your lessons.

You can find a tutorial on how to use SightReadPlus here.


HanonPlus

Part One of the most well-known piano technique book ever written, "The Virtuoso Pianist" by Hanon, is now available in interactive, fully customizable digital format. Offering the Hanon exercises not only in their original form, but in any major or minor key and with beginner and advanced rhythmic options, you’ll want to add this to your music library!

No in-app purchase offers or requirements. Everything is included in price.
Use with Acoustic Piano or Keyboard! No wires or interface required. Simply place iPad on music rack. Or use an optional MIDI input for silent practice.
App listens to student playing and scores for note and timing accuracy.

  • Allows for up to 50 users
  • Tracks individual progress.
  • Transpose to any Major or Minor key
    • Perfect multi-key reading exercise
    • Develops tactile awareness of keyboard topography

Beginner Rhythm Patterns:

  • Quarter
  • Dotted Quarter/Eighth
  • Eighth/Dotted Quarter

Advanced Rhythm Options:

  • Eighth
  • Dotted Eighth/Sixteenth
  • Sixteenth/Dotted Eighth

SightReadMinor for Piano

Beginning Level: Minor Five Finger Patterns.
Use with your REAL PIANO or keyboard! Earn rewards and points for everything you practice!
SightReadMinor will listen to you play, evaluate your note and timing accuracy, and offer help where needed. Optional MIDI input for silent practice. The most comprehensive beginning sight reading volume ever created

  • Offers 2880 short exercises in all minor keys
  • Equal number of left and right hand exercises
  • An inexhaustible resource for beginning piano students
  • Perfect sight reading solution for teachers

There are no in-app purchase offerings or requirements! Everything is included in the purchase price.

SightReadMinor is carefully sequenced, advancing from step-wise movement and basic timing patterns to more advanced intervallic reading and dotted note values.

Patterns include:

  • Note and rest values: eighth, quarter, dotted quarter, half, dotted half and whole
  • Meters: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8
  • Clap along with Kodaly rhythm syllables for timing practice.

SightReadMinor tracks progress for multiple users – perfect for a student's daily home practice and for the teacher's studio!

SightReadMinor is easy to use, but there are lots of possible ways to progress through the exercises. We offer suggested practice plans here to help the self learner. Your teacher will guide you in a good sequence of exercises that support other aspects of your lessons.

You can find a tutorial on how to use SightReadMinor here.


Piano Workout

Piano Workout contains the scales and arpeggios you need to practice regularly to hone and establish a good piano technique. All major and minor keys are available as well as rhythmic variations for the scales. No in-app purchase offers or requirements. Everything is included in the price.

There is a beginners set of scale exercises to get a beginner started efficiently. Then there is the main “Working Up” set of exercises that allows a player to select from individual exercises or combinations of them to improve skills continually.
A record of the user’s playing is kept so that the user can review both progress and the regularity of practice.
Piano Workout listens to an acoustic piano and scores the note accuracy and rhythm accuracy. If you have a MIDI connection to an electronic keyboard you can do silent practice by plugging headphones into the keyboard and connecting the MIDI output of the keyboard to your iPad via an Apple “Camera Connector” kit (available from Apple).
Up to 20 or more users can be supported by Piano Workout.
The exercises are:

  • Beginner
    • Left or right hand only; quarter notes (quavers)
    • Pentascale
    • Preparation for Octave
    • All keys, but no chromatic scale or rhythmic variation.
  • Working Up
    • Hands together or separately
    • One Octave quarter notes (crochets)
    • Two Octaves eighth notes (quavers)
    • Three Octaves triplet quarter notes
    • Four Octaves sixteenth notes (semi-quavers)
    • Any major or minor key can be used.

Each of these can be with any major or minor key; chromatic; or arpeggio rather than scale.

There are rhythmic variations available.

In addition, one and two octave exercises can be in contrary motion.

These exercise can also be concatenated (e.g. one plus two plus three octave exercise).

A cadence sequence of 5 chords is available as a separate exercise.

Exercise playing is scored and the score maintained in the playing history. A count of the number of gold stars (successful playing) and total points is also kept for the user to see progress.